There was an assessment done of the safety of the vice president, and there was a decision made that she could continue travel along with her staff …White House Press. Sec. Jen Psaki on an interruption due to safety concerns on the vice president’s trip.
- Havana Syndrome = first reported in 2016 by U.S. diplomats in Cuba. It’s a mysterious condition that some report with severe headaches, blinding noise, nose bleeds, etc.
- The latest incident came from Vietnam, NBC reports: At least 2 US personnel in Hanoi, Vietnam will be medevacked out of country after Havana Syndrome incidents over the weekend.
- An estimated 200 Americans have reported symptoms, starting in Cuba, China, and beyond. The Associated Press reports a recent incident surfaced near the White House.
- No one knows the cause of this “syndrome” but some have theorized everything from espionage to surveillance equipment.
- The vice president did not discuss these reports, but her travel to Vietnam was delayed several hours before continuing on to her second destination.
Why This Matters: VP Harris is on her second foreign trip during a tumultuous period as America navigates next steps in Afghanistan. This report highlights the work of America’s diplomats worldwide, along with the risks.
by Jenna Lee,